Palermo through the Ages

Palermo through the Ages

Discover the indelible marks left by a millennial history - both on the physical structure and on the soul of the city.

Past, present, and future of Sicily’s vibrant capital.

This guided tour - a short walk of just over a kilometer (a little less than one mile) from Porta Nuova to Porta Felice - will describe the many changes that have taken place throughout the history of the fascinating Sicilian capital, Palermo.

 

Availability: Sundays

Not available: Easter Sunday

Start time: 10:00 am

Duration: 3 hours

Participants: minimum 2, maximum 10

Meeting point: Piazza Indipendenza, entrance to Palatine Chapel.

Languages: visit may be conducted in Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Please note: comfortable shoes are recommended.

Reservations must be made at least 1 business day in advance.

 

* Price includes:

  • planning of the itinerary
  • guided by professional tour guide licensed by the region of Sicily.
  • Visit/encounter in a workshop (depending on days and hours of operation).

* Price does not include:

  • entrance fees to monuments, churches and anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes".

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation possible up to 1 day prior to the start of the tour.
  • No refund is possible for cancellations made less than 1 day before the booked tour and for no-shows.

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"A short walk through the long history of the city"

Since its inception, Palermo has been a crossroads of peoples and cultures that followed one another over the centuries, leaving an indelible mark both on the physical structure and on the soul of the city.

This guided tour - a short walk of little more than one kilometer (just under 1 mile) from Porta Nuova to Porta Felice - will describe the many changes that have taken place over time. Strolling along the ancient Cassaro and its side alleys, you will take a trip into the past of the city, without forgetting its present and imagining its future.

Punctuated by significant encounters with old and new inhabitants of the historical center, your guided tour allows you to immerse yourself into the essence of Palermo and the Palermitans - from the Phoenician roots to the Roman villas and the Arab-Norman Cathedral (which was an Arab mosque before), from late Renaissance to Baroque and neoclassical architecture, to the traces of Garibaldi and his troops (whose military campaigns eventually led to the Italian unification) and the wounds left by the allied bombs of 1943, and graffiti street art.

 

Itinerary by Chiara Utro and Enrica Bruno, tour guides.

 

Price per person:

  • 1-2 people: € 100.00
  • 3-4 people: € 70.00
  • 5-10 people: € 50.00

Free for children up to 10 years of age.

 

* Price includes:

  • planning of the itinerary
  • guided by professional tour guide licensed by the region of Sicily.
  • Visit/encounter in a workshop (depending on days and hours of operation).

* Price does not include:

  • entrance fees to monuments, churches and anything not explicitly mentioned in "the price includes".

Technical organization Addiopizzo Travel soc. coop. arl Provided by Addiopizzo Travel soc. coop. arl
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